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Finding the rough visions of winter on a nature hike

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2019 - 12:19pm
Crunch, crunch, crunch ... and for a moment, we synced the rhythms of our footfalls. But as we were wearing snowshoes it wasn’t the normal heel-to-toe sound of a human through the woods....
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Marquel Wade, Cedar Rapids River Kings host potential new rival in Quad City Steamwheelers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2019 - 12:13pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Marquel Wade is ahead of the game. The Cedar Rapids River Kings receiver not only leads the Indoor Football League with 18 receptions, but his grasp of the offense installed by...
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#oniowapod wonders if Iowa men's basketball can change its March narrative

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2019 - 12:10pm
It’s March in eastern Iowa. Cue the tournament doldrums. Or not. The bottom line with Iowa basketball right now is it’s not over. You can’t totally assess the season until...
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A look at Iowa's Big Ten men's basketball tournament history

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 14, 2019 - 11:19am
Iowa has reached three championship games and won two titles in the 21-year history of the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament, but its recent showings haven’t been pretty. Since winning...
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Iowa seeks first Thursday Big Ten tournament win in 6 years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 9:56pm
IOWA CITY — There is proof Iowa has participated in the last five Big Ten men’s basketball tournaments, but not a lot of it. Last year was the first time in five years in which the...
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Iowa vs. Illinois in Big Ten tournament: Time, TV, data

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 9:56pm
What: Iowa (21-10) vs. Illinois (12-20) When/where: 8:30 p.m. (approximately), United Center, Chicago TV: BTN (Kevin Kugler, Jon Crispin) Live stream: BTN2Go Satellite radio: XM 84 Series:...
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Linn-Mar’s Jacob Wempen earns top Metro wrestling honor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 8:17pm
The 2019 All-Metro wrestling team was released Wednesday. The first team consisted of 16 wrestlers from just three schools. Linn-Mar state champion Jacob Wempen was named Metro Athlete of the Year...
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Iowa State has to be physical against Baylor in Big 12 tournament quarterfinals

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 7:19pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Steve Prohm and his Iowa State men’s basketball team know what Baylor is going to do. The Cyclones have played and lost to the Bears twice this season. Baylor is...
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NCAA wrestling brackets: Iowa's Alex Marinelli earns top seed at 165

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 7:13pm
The NCAA released the brackets for the Division I Wrestling Championships on Wednesday. Iowa’s Alex Marinelli was the only wrestler from state schools and former Iowa preps to earn a top seed...
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Gazette all-area girls' basketball 2018-19: Aubrey Joens, Philip Klett earn highest honors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 6:50pm
There was a moment at the girls’ state basketball tournament that Philip Klett enjoyed a coach’s nirvana. All eyes locked on him, all mouths closed. “I was talking and they were...
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Xavier girls’ soccer has high hopes for 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 2:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Coming off a club soccer state cup win, Xavier girls’ soccer players are hungry for success during the 2019 season. Sophomores Maggie Conrad and Amanda Ross played on the...
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All-MVC wrestling 2019: Conrad Braswell, Jacob Wempen named Athletes of the Year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 1:42pm
Linn-Mar state champion and two-time state medalist Jacob Wempen and Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Conrad Braswell were named Mississippi Valley Conference Division Athletes of the Year for...
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Tom Keating going to IHSAA with open mind, including on TV contract

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 12:41pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Tom Keating will go to the Iowa High School Athletic Association with an open mind. And open eyes. “I’ll lean heavily on the representative councils, the...
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Big 12 men's basketball tournament 2019: Bracket, schedule, scores, TV

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 10:32am
Kansas State is the No. 1 seed in the 2019 Big 12 men’s basketball tournament at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., after combining with Texas Tech to end Kansas’ 14-year streak of...
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Big Ten men's basketball tournament 2019: Bracket, schedule, scores, TV

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 10:20am
Michigan State enters the 2019 Big Ten men’s basketball tournament as the No. 1 seed after sharing the regular-season title with Purdue. The tournament tips off Wednesday with the title game...
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Xavier’s Tom Keating named next director of IHSAA

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 13, 2019 - 8:21am
BOONE — Tom Keating, the president at Xavier and a former volleyball coach and principal, will be the next leader of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The Board of Control of the...
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Ashlyn Keeney runs a state meet-caliber 1,500 in MVC Indoor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2019 - 8:36pm
CEDAR FALLS — There was no huffing. No puffing. Ashlyn Keeney stepped off the track as if she had just completed a leisurely warmup. “I recover quick,” she said. That’s how...
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Gov. Reynolds does not lament death of legislation forcing merger of Iowa boys’ and girls’ athletic associations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2019 - 6:52pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds isn’t shedding any tears over the death of legislation that would have forced the merger of the Iowa boys’ and girls’ high school athletic...
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Iowa’s Alex Marinelli earns USA Wrestling’s weekly honor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2019 - 3:55pm
Honors continue to roll in for Iowa wrestler Alex Marinelli. After winning the 165-pound title and sharing Outstanding Wrestling honors at the Big Ten Championships on Sunday, Marinelli was named...
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Iowa men's basketball team tries to put recent past in the past

Cedar Rapids Gazette - State/Local Sports - March 12, 2019 - 3:31pm
IOWA CITY — Come on, get happy! While you’re at it, always look on the bright side of life. If the Iowa men’s basketball team has to borrow philosophy from both the Partridge...
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